NVIDIA has recently joined the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC), which is a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s efforts to promote safe and trustworthy AI development and deployment. As a member of AISIC, NVIDIA will work with NIST and other consortium members to further the goals and objectives of the consortium.
NVIDIA’s involvement in AISIC builds on its track record of working with various stakeholders to ensure the safe and responsible development and deployment of AI. The company is actively involved in several development initiatives aimed at promoting AI safety, including NeMo Guardrails, an open-source software designed to ensure the accuracy, appropriateness, and security of large language model responses. In 2023, NVIDIA endorsed the Biden Administration’s voluntary AI safety commitments and also announced a $30 million contribution to the U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource pilot program.
Through AISIC, NIST aims to foster knowledge sharing, applied research, and evaluation activities to drive innovation in trustworthy AI. AISIC members bring technical expertise in various areas related to AI governance, systems and development, psychometrics, and more. The consortium plans to utilize computing resources and best practices for implementing AI risk-management frameworks and AI model transparency.
NVIDIA will leverage several NVIDIA-developed, open-source AI safety, red-teaming, and security tools to support the objectives of AISIC. This includes using its deep learning platform for ethical considerations in autonomous systems called Ethical OSMOSIS (Optimal Model Optimization for Safe Autonomous Systems). Additionally, NVIDIA will collaborate with other consortium members on developing guidelines for ethical considerations in machine learning models used for hiring decisions.
Overall, NVIDIA’s involvement in AISIC demonstrates its commitment to ensuring that AI is developed safely and responsibly across industries.